20 June 2024 9.30am

Silver Swans Licensee Workshop (Online)


Date and time: Thursday 20 June 2024, 9.30am – 4pm AEST (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne/Brisbane time)

Location: Online 

Format: Livestream 

Tutor: Christine Atkinson 

Closing date: Wednesday 29 May 2024, midnight (AEST) 

Contact: cpd@rad.org.au 

CPD hours: 8 time-valued 



This one-day face-to-face practical workshop introduces experienced ballet teachers to Silver Swans, with a focus on safe and inclusive practice for adults and strategies to maximise their experience. 

Who can attend?  

RAD Registered Teachers, RAD FoE Students*, Non-RAD Registered Ballet Teachers** 

  • Participation in Silver Swans workshops is open to ballet teachers wishing to find out more about approaches to teaching ballet to older learners, with a view of becoming a Silver Swans Licensee.  
  • On completion of the workshop, RAD Registered Teachers will be automatically granted the Silver Swans license.  
  • All other teachers who currently teach ballet, and who wish to be considered for the Silver Swans license, will be asked to indicate their interest for the license upon registration for the workshops.  
  • Confirmation of eligibility for a license will be based on the observations of the Silver Swans tutor delivering the sessions. The tutor will observe the participant’s secure demonstration of ballet teaching, as detailed in the list of competencies. 
  • Teachers that have indicated their interest and are deemed eligible for the license will be notified within 30 days following the workshop. 

Aims and Content 

The aim of this workshop is to provide practical experience of effective ballet teaching strategies for a group of mixed abilities older learners. 

Learning Outcomes  

On completion of the workshop participants will have: 

  • an understanding of Silver Swans and the responsibilities and expectations of license holders 
  • an awareness of a range of ballet teaching strategies and the benefits of these strategies in relation to the Silver Swans 
  • a greater understanding of how to safely modify and deliver ballet repertoire for older learners 
  • knowledge and understanding of appropriate progression, differentiation and integration considerations for adults of mixed ability 

License Fees 

See further information about the fees and the benefits of being a Silver Swans Licensee. 

Terms and Conditions 

Please ensure you read and understand the following documents before booking onto the workshop: 

Silver Swans Terms and Conditions and Silver Swans Licensee Code of Conduct. 

*RAD FoE students are welcome to participate in the workshop but will not be granted a license until their Award has been ratified by the Board 

**Non-RAD Registered Ballet Teachers must have an intermediate ballet qualification OR equivalent professional ballet training, plus a dance teaching qualification OR evidenced dance teaching experience in professional contexts 


Expression of Interest 

If this course is full, you are unable to attend on these dates or are interested in attending this course in your area, please fill in this expression of interest. 

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Key Information

Time Duration Fee Closing Date
9.30am 6.5hrs RAD Registered Teachers: $230
RAD FoE Students: $115
Non-RAD Registered Teachers: $345
29 May 2024 12:00am